Genesis 2:4

“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These are the generations of the heauens, & of the earth, when they were created; in the day that the LORD God made the earth, and the heauens,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the generations of the heaven and the earth when they were made.
- Basic English Bible

These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens,
- Darby Bible

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
- Webster's Bible

This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.
- World English Bible

These [are] births of the heavens and of the earth in their being prepared, in the day of Jehovah God's making earth and heavens;
- Youngs Literal Bible

These are the generations of the heaven and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:4


2:4-7 In these verses, 1. Here is a name given to the Creator, which we have not yet met with, Jehovah. The LORD in capital letters, is constantly used in our English translation, for Jehovah. This is that great and incommunicable name of God, which speaks his having his being of himself, and his giving being to all things. It properly means, He that was, and that is, and that is to come. 2. Further notice taken of the production of plants and herbs, because they were made to be food for man. 3. A more particular account of the creation of man, #Ge 2:7|. Man is a little world, consisting of heaven and earth, soul and body. Here we have all account of the original of both, and the putting of both together: The Lord God, the great fountain of being and power, formed man. Of the other creatures it is said, they were created and made; but of man, that he was formed, which notes a gradual process in the work with great accuracy and exactness. To express the creation of this new thing, he takes a new word: a word (some think) borrowed from the potter's forming his vessel upon the wheel. The body of man is curiously wrought. And the soul takes its rise from the breath of heaven. It came immediately from God; he gave it to be put into the body, #Eccl 12:7 as afterwards he| gave the tables of stone of his own writing to be put into the ark. 'Tis by it that man is a living soul, that is, a living man. The body would be a worthless, useless carcase, if the soul did not animate it.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl (I'm having problems uploading regardless what device I use), 1 Cor 15:45a "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul..." I think your original question was "when did man become a spirit?" The answer is at creation. The spirit died because of sin but the spirit is born again when we are saved. 1 Cor 15:45 "the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; We are not only flesh and bones, but living souls. It is the spirit in us that animates our bodies. The spirit is the life and the breath; and the life is in the blood. To think that a man is only a body makes no sense: for how then do you account for the decay and corruption that consumes a dead body? The spirit of a man present in the body shows he is alive; and the spirit absent, death!
  • Jeff Berry
    John 4:24 "God is a Spirit...."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; "If not a man be born from above; he cannot SEE the kingdom of heaven...unless a man be born of the water and of the Spirit; he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven... The words I speak unto you are Spirit, and they are life." The Preacher wrote; "Who knows the spirit of man which goes upward? and, Then shall the spirit return to God that made it."
  • CHERYL
    YES GOD MADE US IN HIS IMAGE ,, BUT HE FORM MAN FROM DUST AND THEN GAVE HIM THE BREATH OF LIFE NO WHERE DOES IT SAY HE MADE HIM A SPIRITUAL BEING YES IN HIS IMAGE BUT NOT AS HIM
  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl, Gen 1:26; God made us in His image

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